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Nigel Taylor
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Nigel Taylor

Consultant Solicitor
Commercial Property

My Approach

To provide the following support to the commercial property team:-

  • Advice and support on demand
  • Reviewing and reporting on complex property documents
  • Locum work
  • Training
  • Retaining clients and attracting new clients
  • Handling specific client transactions as required from time to time

Areas of Expertise

All areas of non contentious commercial property work including:

  • Sale and purchase of development sites (and site set up) and of commercial freehold and leasehold property
  • Advising landlord on granting a commercial lease
  • Advising tenant on taking a commercial lease
  • Options, overage, conditional contracts and rights of pre-emption
  • Licenses to assign and to alter
  • Lease renewals
  • Lease transfers

Recent Work Includes

  • Sale of a substantial freehold public house in north east Dorset
  • Purchase of a large complex development site in east Dorset which included dealing with a listed building – a 300 year old Abbey, existing tenants, the existing planning permissions, statutory planning agreements, open space agreements, an overage agreement, rights of way and complex and turgid negotiations throughout the transaction
  • Completing a 99 year lease with Dorset County Council of the Swanage Railway line between Corfe Castle and Wareham to include a new 99 year lease of Swanage railway station
  • Completing a highly complex 25 year renewable lease with Lord Cranborne of Cranborne Lodge in Dorset (a large manor house built in 1765) for a new high class restaurant with rooms
  • Acting in the refinancing to a new clearing bank lender (and working with the bank’s London solicitors) of 130 commercial freehold and leasehold properties
  • Acting in the refinancing to a new lender bank of 18 commercial properties
  • Completing a number of high value contracts for the grant of occupational leases with the simultaneous exchange of building agreements
  • Completing a new 125 year lease of development land with the Prince of Wales as owner of the land at his Poundbury development at Dorchester (and negotiating with the Duchy’s London solicitors) with the simultaneous exchange of contracts for the sale of 125 year subleases of various parts of the land and of building agreements for the construction of industrial units for the buyers

Experience, Professional Associations and Qualifications

  • Qualified as a solicitor in October 1979
  • Law degree at City of London University – second class first division.
  • Law Society Solicitors exams to qualify as a Solicitor
  • Member of the Law Society
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